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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

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Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-1882
18:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overrated, overpriced, tasteless. Italian dishes but no parmesan cheese. Mushrooms raviolis without mushrooms. Pesto sauce taste like glue. Owner or manager wouldn't come to our table despite our complaint. I call the type of food pritty plate. Not enough on the plate. It was my worse birthday experience ever. I should have donated the 100.00 to better cause.

Thank skimaster2511
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive Building in the old town of Casco Viejo. Have eaten here before and had an outstanding dinner with excellent service. This time it was not quite the same experience. They ran out of langoustines at 7pm so only one of our group could have them. The mixed cerviche was the best I have had. Lamb and langoustines highly recommended.... More 

Thank KateC1999
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Entrance was good. We unfortunately did not get what we ordered for main plate. I had to eat my plate alone, waiting for my wife to eat hers afterwards once they corrected the error. No apology....this place is overrated for what we have seen

Thank Sam T
Panama City, Panama
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I couldn't wait to go to Grapes. After all, it was highly rated, people loved it. I liked the ambience,the decor, the food. Although when I ordered Pasta with Langostinos on a Saturday night they didn't have any! I did order it with Salmon and it was delicious. The service was less than stellar - not once it got there... More 

Thank phyzzzy
Valencian Country, Spain
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Very nice environment, good - not special, pasta dishes with salmon and pathetice - though typically Panamanian service - and the owner was in the restaurant and did nothing about it. Doormen did not help with doors. Waiter was summarily inattentive - never checked with us about water, wine or food. The real capper to the experience was a $30... More 

1 Thank richardm777
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Food was very good, and the service as well. The restaurant is located in the Panama Casco Viejo (Old Town) area.

Thank HUGORAM2014
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Located in an old restored house in the Casco Viejo area, surrounded by several other options, it is considered one of the "classy restaurants" in town. Nice ambience, great and professional service, nice cocktails and great food. Steaks and seafood impeccably prepared, but they should improve their wine list, very modest for a restaurant with that reputation. Overall, a very... More 

1 Thank LAschermann
Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Did eat here before. Grapes is located in the Casco Viejo which is undergoing a major and visible restoration . Grest area to hang out !!! Restaurant was -again-recommended for its good food and wine list ( its called "The Grapes") Nice ambiance albeit unspectacular. Friendly and attentive service (except for the hostess that night) We opted for steaks ,tenderloin... More 

1 Thank WCD2013
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely enjoyed the meal. Quiet and classy restaurant. Service was Great! Clean and Professional. Small size but suitable for small parties! The meals were Great! Would recommend to others to try!

Thank Brad T
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Dined there last Friday and found it to offer perhaps the best service, best cocktail and best steak of my three months in Panama..... Surprising that it is not more heavily booked

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 32
International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-1882
The Restaurant is situated in one of the rooms of a fully restored private mansion dating back to 1657 and is one of the very first structures built in the old fortified Spanish city. The original walls and arches are skillfully blended into a cosy dining and bar area. We have now expanded further into the old house and now offer private dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?